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AMISOM Expands Operations Against al-Shabab in Somalia

African Union forces said they have reclaimed more territory from the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab in renewed military operations across Somalia. Restoring the government's political authority remains a pressing challenge.   The AU peacekeeping force in Somalia, known as AMISOM, said Thursday that Djiboutian soldiers have taken control of territory in Hiraan region, north of the capital, extending recent military gains.   "There are small towns toward which...

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